It has been said that a house divided cannot stand. Now, we see that the two sides of the political aisle are struggling for dominance in these uncertain times, and unfortunately, it is dividing us not by people of differing opinions or beliefs but along racial lines. We must reject this outlook and strive first and foremost to be united as Americans, above all other allegiances. Until we rediscover what binds us together–our shared humanity, our history and heritage–we will remain at odds.
Leon County Commissioner Bill Proctor’s decision to stand with Republican Governor Ron DeSantis on his ruling to block the new woke AP African American Studies course from being taught in the state has been hailed a major victory by those advocating for American unity. By joining across-the-aisle in this issue, both men have shown that racial division does not define their stance on education and policy. It seems likely that Proctor’s decision will be viewed, at least among conservative circles, as a statement of hope that Florida citizens can move away from divisive identity politics.
Daily wire reports, Bill Proctor, an African American Democrat from Leon County, has sided with Florida Governor Ron DeSantis over the governor’s decision to block the College Board’s AP African American Studies course from being taught in the state.
Let’s recap why the governor banned it from the curriculum.
Here is what Bill Proctor had to say following that statement: “I think it’s trash. There is grave concern about the tone and the tenor of leadership’s voice from the highest spaces in our state being hostile to teaching of African American history.”
He continued: “Well frankly I’m against the College Board’s curriculum. I think it’s trash. It’s not African American history. It is ideology. I’ve taught African American history, I’ve structured syllabuses for African American history. I am African American history. And talking about ‘queer’ and ‘feminism’ and all of that for the struggle for freedom and equality and justice has not been no tension with queerness and feminist thought at all.”
DeSantis has been a frequent opponent of CRT and has utilized the power of his office to expunge it from school curriculums, colleges, and government agencies throughout his tenure.
NBC 6 reported today that the AP board had announced the changes requested by the governor.
Governor DeSantis made the right decision in demanding a halt to the process of pushing a political agenda on students. Many black Americans are being unwillingly dragged into the LGBT cult’s cause, despite having no history or background related to it in their culture. It is concerning to think that their identity is now being tied so closely with efforts such as ‘queer studies’ when there was never even a conversation about this prior. Activists are speaking on behalf of black Americans and hijacking the discussion and many leftist politicians are leading the charge for that movement. Glad to see leftist leaders within the black communities paying attention to what’s really going on.
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